Look hereI'm from Portugal and here we don't have communities of Buddhism.
Look for: 1 2 3I really want to learn the buddhism history and the practice of it.
Buddhahood takes more than just meditation...I know that it's used meditation to achieve the buddhahood...
Here is a twofold approach: (they are in topical & Q&A format)...and that in buddhism we have the noble trouths, the six realms, the buddhas, the noble eightfold path, the nirvana, etc...
You can start off by reading and understanding first.But what i want to know is what that means, how to start practice the buddhism...
Start off with: here & herehow do i meditate??
Well, it's not for me to tell you what to do or not to do.About the communities in Portugal....do you think i sould go to one??
In an ideal way, yes. But we don't live in an ideal world. So, you may expect that some places may have challenges like lack of money, experienced teachers, structured courses, human resources and so forth.Will they teach me all the knowledge about buddhism and about meditation and also about the path??
Correct me if I am wrong and if I have interpreted your question correctly, there are two ways to look at this:I also have one more question....i was reading the texts that you gave me and i wonder if i by meditation, for example, could achieve peace and wisdom and full truth without knowing the buddhas live, the four noble truhts, etc...
Yes you can but it would be more effective and helpful to know on the Buddha's teachings to complement or back up the meditation practice.Can i practice right meditation (the buddhist meditation, not the mundane one) without knowing that much about buddhism and the teachings of the buddha?
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
"And are the three aggregates [of virtue, concentration, & discernment] included under the noble eightfold path, lady, or is the noble eightfold path included under the three aggregates?"
"The three aggregates are not included under the noble eightfold path, friend Visakha, but the noble eightfold path is included under the three aggregates.
Right speech, right action, & right livelihood come under the aggregate of virtue.
Right effort, right mindfulness, & right concentration come under the aggregate of concentration.
Right view & right resolve come under the aggregate of discernment."
There's no bad or good, it goes back to one's motivation, capacity and the end result.Is it bad to do it?
For the rest of this article, read hereYou don't have to push yourself to meditate. Meditation will automatically happen to you because that is where you are trying to go. Your life is going in that direction see you don't have to make any effort you don't have to make any resolution you don't need to have will power to meditate. You don't have to force yourself to meditate. You don't have to say, I don't have any time; I have to make time. You don't have to say any of those. You will automatically have time because that is what you want to do. If you really want to do something you will have time. You don't have time only when you are not really interested in doing it.
NewBuddhist.pt wrote:Hi Everyone,
I'm from Portugal and here we don't have communities of Buddhism. I really want to learn the buddhism history and the practice of it. I know that it's used meditation to achieve the buddhahood and that in buddhism we have the noble trouths, the six realms, the buddhas, the noble eightfold path, the nirvana, etc...
But what i want to know is what that means, how to start practice the buddhism, how do i meditate??
I would like you to help me, i really love the buddhism and i really want to practice it!!
I will wait for a answer.
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